Dhaka, May 23 (UNB) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said the government shows ‘zero tolerance’ policy to any disruptive activities in the country that can affect businesses.
Seeking increased foreign investment, he said Bangladesh is now recognised worldwide as ‘development miracle’ and politically most stable country in the region offering the best environment for foreign investment.
Addressing a seminar with the participation of visiting delegation from Chinese Manufacturers’ Association (CMA), Hong Kong, the Foreign Minister reassured foreign investors of government’s full support.
The seminar-cum-meeting titled ‘Trade and Investment Opportunities in Bangladesh’ was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Foreign Minister highlighted the pro-business, trade and investment friendly climate that prevails in the country.
Dr Momen said the recent stable economic growth and the strong growth projections in the coming decade by a number of world’s reputed organisations has turned Bangladesh as one of the attractive destinations for investment in the present time.
Executive heads of all the national investment authorities, including Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, Public Private Partnership Authority made presentations before the visiting delegates to apprise them of business opportunities available in Bangladesh to foreign investors.
Delegates from Chinese Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) showed interest and expressed their optimism about investment in Bangladesh.
The CMA delegates will visit some running factories established by Hong Kong in Bangladesh. On May 25, the delegation will also participate in a business matching seminar with local business counterparts.
The Foreign Minister said the programme is the true reflection of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision and the commitment of the whole of the government approach to advocate and emphasise economic and trade diplomacy.
He also highlighted different investment and trade entitlement and facilities provided by the government to the foreign investors like low cost of gas, electricity, water, economic zones and demographic dividend.
Twenty-eight delegates from CMA, led by Dr Dennis NG, President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association Hong Kong, attended the meeting at the ministry.
They showed their interest to invest in Bangladesh.